New Zealand had been on my bucket list since quite some time now. Having heard about the wonders of the place and its people from animate and inanimate sources, I was quite eager to set foot there. My fascination for this adventure-filled destination finally drew me to this corner of the planet last January. I went there to spend a month on the roads of the New Zealand’s South Island or Aotearoa’s Te Wai Pounamu, as the original Maori would say. Undisputedly, it was the best month ever.
Whether you are a nature lover or an adrenaline junkie or just looking to chill and party, the south island is the place to be.
Here are some of the highlights of my trip in Oceania’s southern-most country, and experiences that made it unforgettable